Speak First Blog

13 January 2022

Our L&D predictions for 2022: The light at the end of the tunnel

Effective workplace learning should be proactive and lead from the front, this means L&D professionals always need to stay ahead of the game by knowing what’s coming next. This is why, for the ...

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6 January 2022

6 tips effective facilitators & chairs follow for productive meetings

A successful meeting should be a positive experience, a joining of minds, an opportunity for group discussions and ultimately a helpful and productive time together. The last thing you want is for ...

4 November 2021

The benefits of blended learning and how to develop the right mix

Traditionally, the only real option for workplace learning was to do it in person. As technology improved, things began to shift towards e-learning, virtual classrooms, gamification and online ...

21 October 2021

Empowering a culture of constant learning: Developing a growth mindset

In school, children are graded, and classes sometimes separated, based on overall attainment. From our very first day in the classroom, exam questions tend to come down to a binary ‘right’ or ...

14 October 2021

Generate ideas and develop strategy: Tips for effective brainstorming

Brainstorming is a simple process for quickly generating a lot of new ideas. Whether individually or with a group, you note down every idea that comes to you – evaluating and analysing them later. By ...

23 September 2021

Make an impact with your presentations: how to perfect your style

When giving a presentation, whether aiming to inform, influence or inspire, you want your audience to stay focused and take everything in. Many people assume this requires a lot of natural charisma ...

9 September 2021

The 7 questions to improve your decision making and critical thinking

‘It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.’ – Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. 

19 August 2021

Powering up your body language: 6 ways to project confidence

People often joke about how bad Superman’s disguise is. Surely people would see past Clark Kent’s glasses and recognise he’s the famous superhero? There’s a scene in the 1978 ‘Superman’ movie that ...

29 July 2021

Virtual Onboarding: How to give your remote workers the best start

Starting a new job is a landmark moment. There’s always a lot to discover over your first few days, whether it’s your first job and you’re learning the dos and don’ts of being in a workplace, or ...

22 July 2021

Taking out the guesswork: how to give your customers a voice

‘The customer is always right.’ Anyone who’s ever worked in retail may well flinch at that line. As individuals, some customers can be loud, rude and downright annoying, but as a group they’re hard ...